The Albert Park circuit in Australia has become the second circuit of the year to receive layout changes
after the Jeddah–Cornic circuit in Saudi Arabia, although for a different reason.
While changes to the Jeddah circuit focused on increasing safety, changes to the Albert Park
circuit removed some corners and improved the track's flow and speed, promising better racing. The track also
received its first full revival since opening in 1996, and the new surface may present a curveball in
terms of tire strategies. To allow for better overtaking opportunities, the track included a record
4 DRS zones, but this number was reduced to 3 after Friday's practice session, citing safety concerns.